SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Critics of hydraulic fracturing urged lawmakers Monday to impose a moratorium on the controversial drilling technique, saying there is too much uncertainty about its health and environmental effects.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trail mix. Potato chips. And now gum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert giant AEG Live.
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, was on lockdown on Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother.
DENVER (AP) - A Frontier Airlines flight heading for San Diego has landed safely in Denver, after instruments showed a possible loss in cabin pressure.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the capital trial of Joseph Naso, who is charged with murdering four women decades ago in Northern California and dumping their bodies in rural areas.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags.
SANTA ANA (AP) - A woman was convicted Monday of drugging her estranged husband, cutting off his penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal.
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on brief hops into space.
NEW YORK (AP) - One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of fired Los Angeles police officers are taking up the chief's offer to re-examine their dismissals since a deadly rampage by Christopher Dorner, who claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the force.
MOJAVE (AP) - A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.
BEIRUT (AP) - The instances in which chemical weapons are alleged to have been used in Syria were purportedly small in scale: nothing along the lines of Saddam Hussein's 1988 attack in Kurdish Iraq that killed thousands.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Elderly survivors of the Holocaust and the veterans who helped liberate them are gathering for what could be their last big reunion at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
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